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Watch Ed Sheeran Debut His New Song 'Eraser' With This Live Performance

The rap-infused track is the first song on his new album "Divide."

Ed Sheeran fans are excitedly anticipating the release of his new album Divide, which comes out this week. Sheeran has been keeping them interested through videos, like the one he dropped on his birthday; surprises, like his Brit Awards collaboration with Stormzy; and press appearances, like when he joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show for a "Shape Of You" performance using classroom instruments

Recently, the British singer-songwriter thrilled his fans by debuting a new song on the London-based music media platform SBTV. Seven years ago, Sheeran played "You Need Me (I Don't Need You)" for the first time live for SBTV. On Twitter, SBTV pointed out that they thought it would time for another exclusive and Sheeran agreed. 

SBTV is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary and, to commemorate the occasion, its sharing exclusive videos from various artists. The station decided to kick things off with a live performance from Sheeran, who played his new song, "Eraser." 

The rap-infused track is the first song on his new album and the lyrics reflect some personal experiences of growing up ("Learned to sing inside the Lord's house / But stopped at the age of 9"), dealing with regrets ("I wish that I'd never took that first line"), and struggling with fame ("I think that money is the root of evil and fame is hell"). It also has uplifting ("And to the next generation, inspiration's allowed / The world may be filled with hate but keep erasing it now"), and funny moments, too ("The industry told me to look like them / But I find my happiness in fried food for my dinner")too. This is Sheeran we're talking about, after all. 

You can check out his live performance of "Eraser" on SBTV below:

And, in case you had any doubts, his fans are loving it.

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